Stories From Our Travelers

Through the years, RaceQuest has grown both in the number of events offered and in the depth of each client's experience. Our journey of expansion even during a challenging economic environment has been fueled almost entirely by organic, word-of-mouth, person-to-person testimonials from the loyal clients we have been so privileged to serve at races and training camps around the world.

The personal stories below are unsolicited, unscripted and continue to strengthen our commitment to excellence and resolution to always be our best for you!

Challenge Roth and Europe's Treasures Tour

Special thanks to our clients for their comments, notes, and even video testimonials for one of our premier events, Challenge Roth and our Europe's Treasure post-race tour. We can try our best to explain what it's like to travel and race one of the world's greatest sporting events, but our clients truly say it best.

Our Europe's Treasures Post-Challenge Roth tour clients enjoying dinner at U Maliru, founded in 1543.

Our Europe's Treasures Post-Challenge Roth tour clients enjoying dinner at U Maliru, founded in 1543.

Costa Rica Training and Racing

Our co-founder, Krista, greets XTERRA World Champion Mauricio Mendez at the finish line of XTERRA Costa Rica.

Our co-founder, Krista, greets XTERRA World Champion Mauricio Mendez at the finish line of XTERRA Costa Rica.

During the months of December through March we base RaceQuest in the triathlete's training paradise of Costa Rica. Our home in this warm and beautiful country is the Town of Las Catalinas on the Pacific's "gold coast." It offers quite simply the best open water swimming, saltwater lap pool, Technogym, smooth roads for cycling, groomed paths for trail running, hiking and mountain biking, spa, and a high level of service for multi-sport athletes. As the exclusive active vacations and multi-sport training camp partner at Las Catalinas, our casa is your casa!

Coming in 2017-18, we are opening a state-of-the-art athletic performance testing and recovery center in partnership with Las Catalinas. If you are a Coach, group leader, age-group or pro athlete looking to train with us in Costa Rica, contact us.

Ben and Traci in Costa Rica

Ben and Traci in Costa Rica

Ben and Traci Holliday

It didn't take long for Ben and Traci to fall in love with Costa Rica. Having traveled with us back in 2013 for IRONMAN Lake Tahoe, the Hollidays joined us in Costa Rica for Ben's first international triathlon, IRONMAN Costa Rica 70.3.

"I had heard it said and it is true, Costa Rica is the happiest, most content country on earth. RaceQuest made this the best vacation we have ever had. I'm not just tooting their horn, they are the best at what they do," says Ben. 


Shad McGaha getting some swim tips from IRONMAN Arizona champion and RQ guide, Meredith Kessler.

Shad McGaha getting some swim tips from IRONMAN Arizona champion and RQ guide, Meredith Kessler.

Anne and Shad McGaha 

"My husband, Shad McGaha, raced with RaceQuest at IRONMAN Arizona. I cannot say enough about this amazing company. This was Shad's 40th race and we had never used a service like this before. WOW WOW WOW!!! They took care of everything we needed and even things we didn't even know we needed.

The entire team was so warm and friendly to our entire family. They loved on my kiddos which means the world to Shad and I. RaceQuest covered every detail of our trip. They were ready with a smile every time we needed them. The race day support was incredible. They took me and my Dad out on the bike course and my husband felt that seeing us at mile 25 and 50 was what kept him in the race (brutal winds). They picked up Shad's transition bags and had them waiting for us the next morning at our hotel. I could go on and on. WE LOVE RACE QUEST!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!"


David Lee, gearing up for the swim.

David Lee, gearing up for the swim.

David Lee

"The level of service at RaceQuest is off the charts. They work so hard to make sure everything is just right. For me some RaceQuest highlights were great shuttle service, the hospitality room, super fun and friendly people, the pro sessions with swim, bike, and run, oh and even their own badass photographer!"


"Of course it would cost a little less to just sign up for an ironman and go race it, but for a little more the experience is a LOT better!"


David Hynan finishing at Challenge Galway.

David Hynan finishing at Challenge Galway.

The Hynan Family

Triathlete David Hynan hails from California and raced Challenge Galway with us in 2016. His parents, Richard and Lynda, opted for our spectator tour and joined us for a great time in Ireland. Lynda wrote to us shortly after returning to the U.S.

"I would like to thank the RaceQuest team for making our family’s trip to Challenge Galway special. You could not have been more helpful and made our visit to Ireland so much more personal and enjoyable. Your ability to meet the needs of our group from the energy of the athletes to the special needs of the elderly was nothing short of amazing. Highly recommend this travel service!"


Tricia Adams, all thumbs up on the bike.

Tricia Adams, all thumbs up on the bike.

Tricia DePrey Adams

"I thought I was going to Panama City, Florida to simply participate in an Ironman and didn't expect much more. RaceQuest MORE than exceeded those expectations from the day I signed up through the moment we left after the race. They thoughtfully covered all of the major and minor details, including going above and beyond with fun surprises, necessary accommodations and supplies, and even some fun activities for my children. I highly recommend RaceQuest, and will most definitely be working with them again!"